Renting a Van/Car?!

Old May 10th, 2013, 08:37 AM
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Renting a Van/Car?!

Hey All,

I am planning a three week road trip (likely starting in Nashville). Wondering if anyone knows if you can rent small camper vehicles? (in my mind I am thinking of a Volkswagen van...though I have no idea if that is possible. Thinking it might be cheaper to do that vs. staying in a hostel/hotel and renting a car....Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!
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Old May 10th, 2013, 09:31 AM
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It is rarely cheaper to rent a campervan. There are not many rental agencies and I don't recall Nashville as a place where they are rented.

You stil have to pay for a camping site, as free camping is not legal or safe. Campervans are just a theft magnet in large cities.

There is usually an additional mileage charge when you exceed a certain amount per day.

You are better off with a regular rental car and motels.
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Travel in campers can be a lot of fun . . the economics are not everything!

http://www.familycampersrentals.com/
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http://www.cruiseamerica.com/rv-rent...als-knoxville/
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If your main concern is cost...once you factor in the fuel and the insurances (credit card coverage covers regular cars but not camper vans)...it is much less expensive to rent a car for 3 weeks and stay at Baymont Inns, Jameson Inns, Motel 6's and EconoLodges.
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Okay, awesome! I figured that but it was worth asking! Thanks all.
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